In this adaptation of the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, a five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after he gets lost in Calcutta. Years later, he struggles with his memories of his birth family, and decides to begin a search for them. Dev Patel stars as the adult Brierley in this drama directed by Garth Davis. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, and Rooney Mara co-star.~Daniel Gelb
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Dev Patel as older Saroo and Sunny Pawar as the younger are the heart and soul of this movie. Certain elements of the true story have been left out, I think it was privacy issues for certain people in the real Saroo Brierley's life, but the core story of his separation and return are all here. If this were a fictional tale it would be considered overly manipulative, so when you get all weepy (and you will), don't feel conned...this really happened. Great movie to watch with everyone.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Must watch movie
Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Loved this movie. It really showed how poor children, in India, live and how easily they can be separated from family. Either through accidents, or trafficking. It was amazing how Sa roo felt so strong to find his birth mother, and how his love and memory helped him follow through.
There are those movies we enjoy but won’t watch more than once. This isn’t one of those. This is a heartwarming true story of loss, adoption and then finding the family you thought was lost forever. Amazing.